Articles tagged with: HIV

Favourite YouTube Video of all time

published: February, 23, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

It’s that Prison Shower Scene that’s been around forever, but we STILL love it.

Favourite YouTube Video of all time

Lordy!  So many to choose from.  But here's my personal fave. Robbing unashamedly from both gay porn and every prison drama you’ve ever seen, it plays off all the stereotypes, yet the ending is always a kicker, however many times you’ve seen it.  It's also beautifully filmed, with a near-perfect musical score. Men in the Shower.  It defines oldie but goodie. It’s 1:03 minutes of perfection. THe TV commercial titled JAIL was done for Stocker Jeans (brand Texm

What Do the Public Think of Us?

published: February, 22, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

Have public attitudes to HIV/AIDS changed? Two recent surveys and a TV spot on the way people living with HIV are perceived today say yes

What Do the Public Think of Us?

First off, we have a neat little 7:40 spot from last week's ABC New series What Would You Do? It’s a set up designed to test the reaction of patrons of a restaurant in New Jersey on discovering that they have an HIV-positive diner in their midst. The concept for this segment was actually submitted to ABC by Vickie Lynn, a past contributor to PositiveLite.com’s revolving doors column. ABC won't let me embed the video but the link is here. You need to understand the setup: the

REVIEW: Floating, another winner from Harbourfront's World Stage series.

published: February, 21, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy goes to the theatre and comes out liking Hugh Hughes in Floating a lot, but also thinking whether the connections it makes with its audience can be replicated in the HIV movement

REVIEW: Floating, another winner from Harbourfront's World Stage series.

I seem to have a habit of reviewing shows at the end of their run, which means you can’t always get to see them. But I’m also in the habit of connecting the dots between what’s on stage and our lives outside the four walls of a theatre. In this capacity, Floating brought to us from Wales by World Stage, delivers dots in spades. Let me first tell you about the show. Like many I’ve seen lately, it’s decidedly odd. It’s also accessible, funny and engaging, qualities not always found i

Opening Doors Toronto: Overcoming Stigmas by Exploring our Strengths and Resilience - Updated February 20, 2011

published: February, 20, 2011 Categories // Events, Events

Opening Doors is a regional event that can only accommodate those who live within that region. If you do not live in the Toronto area, please check when the next Opening Doors will be in your area.

Opening Doors Toronto: Overcoming Stigmas by Exploring our Strengths and Resilience - Updated February 20, 2011

A two-day forum for support service providers and people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS in Toronto. Opening Doors is a regional event that can only accommodate those who live within that region. If you do not live in the Toronto area, please check when the next Opening Doors will be in your area. Opening Doors is a forum designed to strengthen HIV/AIDS counselling and support services by bringing together a diverse range of HIV-related support workers and people living with and affecte

Sitting pretty - facial wasting (lipoatrophy) and what some HIVers are doing about it

published: February, 19, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Health, Treatment, Mark S. King

Mark S. King shows us the way in a reprise of two video posts demonstrating treatment with facial fillers to counteract the effects of lipoatrophy. Does it work? You be the judge.

Sitting pretty - facial wasting (lipoatrophy) and what some HIVers are doing about it

Treating My Facial Wasting is the first video below. After dealing with facial lipoatrophy (wasting) and seeing it so evident in my videos, I decided to do something about it by visiting Dr. Gerald Pierone in Vero Beach, FL and being treated with injections of facial fillers. Facial wasting and fat displacement are common side effects of both HIV infection and the medications used to treat it (originally appeared on The Body, March 25, 2009) Treating My Facial Wasting: An Update is the second

Lebanon's Think Positive & Creating a global community

published: February, 18, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

One day, on Facebook, I began to exchange messages with Amhad, part of the Think Positive Team, a Lebanese website Think Positive, created by and for people who are HIV positive.

Lebanon's Think Positive & Creating a global community

When I presented last week at the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Summit 2011 I spoke about community. As I grow older, community becomes increasingly important.  In fact I’ve been seeking community outside of our “HIV….gay whatever” world. When I first started working in the area of HIV education and prevention in Manitoba many moons ago, it was only the privileged few who got to travel. They were the only ones to connect with the world beyond Winnipeg.  I was fortunate to travel

True Confessions

published: February, 18, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says "Father forgive me for I know not what I do: I bought the iPhone Confessions app this week – and I feel dirty."

True Confessions

It cost me $1.99, and it’s a rip, but in the interests of research, I needed to see for myself what happens when iPhone technology and bad religion collide. Now I’m not sure where the money goes – hopefully NOT to the Catholic Church - but I’m regretting it already. I just couldn’t resist the description of this app,though, full title: Confession - A Roman Catholic app.  Here’s what the app descriptions says (and I'm not making this up): “Designed to be used in the confessio

Why You Should Care about the "Other" H Virus (le français suit)

published: February, 17, 2011 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Hep B and C, CATIE, Health, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV

Pop quiz! Can hepatitis C be passed during sex?

Why You Should Care about the

(le français suit) Pop quiz! Can hepatitis C be passed during sex? Time's up. What's your answer? While many people know that hepatitis C virus can pass through blood-to-blood contact during activities like sharing needles or straws while doing drugs, sex wasn't really considered a risk for passing the virus—at least until fairly recently. Starting about a decade ago, cases of Hep C among groups of HIV-positive gay men who did not inject drugs raised the possibility of Hep C passing during

SNAP! Toronto 2011 - An AIDS Committee of Toronto Fundraiser

published: February, 16, 2011 Categories // Events, Events

And . . there will be very hot near-naked TD boys running around, just one more reason we are excited to attend and support this annual fundraising event.

SNAP! Toronto 2011 - An AIDS Committee of Toronto Fundraiser

Below, PositiveLite.com blogger Bob Leahy speaks to ACT's Special Projects Co-ordinator Jim Forbes about their upcoming photography auction fundraiser. On Sunday, March 27 2011, don't miss this rare opportunity to see and buy the work of some of the most exciting photographers in the world at SNAP!, the AIDS Committee of Toronto’s (ACT) annual photographic fundraiser, presented by TD. SNAP! features a live auction of curated art, a silent auction, and photo competition. The event tak

REVIEW: A Night at the Opera with Richard Nixon

published: February, 16, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy reviews the very classy Canadian Opera Company production of Nixon in China and muses about why (some) gay men like this kind of stuff so much.

REVIEW: A Night at the Opera with Richard Nixon

Sunday, the significant other and I went to see The Canadian Opera Company’s Nixon in China at the Four Seasons Centre for the Arts, Toronto’s (relatively) new opera house. Hadn’t been there before. I loved the building. The lobby’s a symphony of blonde woods, glass staircases and stainless steel finishes. It seems designed to make patrons feel elegant. It works too.  The auditorium itself is more traditional – five tiers of seats arranged in a horseshoe make for good

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